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Oct 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
as it moves towards northern new jersey tuesday. for us our timetable would be tuesday or late monday night into tuesday as this storm goes into new jersey and we get the wrap around moisture and winds maybe 20 to 40 miles per hour. of course, the mention of hurricane approaching the east coast anywhere is freaking people out, more on that with scott broom. >> reporter: pepco spokesman marcus beale here at headquarters of pepco told me this afternoon company workers are on stand-by and throughout the weekend because of the storm potential. >> we've activated all of our emergency teams. we're already holding calls to basically plan for holding contractors currently working on our system in place so they're available immediately to help with restoration efforts if we need to do them. >> reporter: but at this lowe's in laurel there were plenty of utility customers voting no confidence with their wallets. >> i'm getting a generator for my house. the last storm we had the power was off for five days. we don't want to do that again. >> reporter: how much you spending on this thing to
CBS
Oct 31, 2012 7:00pm EDT
ocean view. they have come out and talked to us. one of the major concerns is because there is no power, but in the business districts as well, there is no gas. they can't pump gas here. so you see long lines. we showed it to you last night. they are concerned this can't go along and be allowed to last for many longer because people lose their minds when there is no gasoline for four or five days. they are asking the federal government to get some portable generators out here. >> thank you for giving us a pulse on how they are faring up north. >> and while new york city is reeling, there are signs of recovery. they have limited subway service tomorrow. city buses and two of the three airports are up and running and for the first time this week the new york stock exchange opened today. the engineers are still trying to figure out to how take down the dangling crane in manhattan. >> this river crested at six feet above flood stage. wind was the biggest problem in brunswick. most of the city still in the dark and residents there trying to deal with a downed trees that are all over th
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
matter of free speech? drop us a line and your comments will be on the air come monday. >>> all right, we have some breaking news for you out of charles county. you are looking at live pictures from sky 9. county sheriff department is investigating a possible drowning at the trinity lake a spokeswoman says a group of people were fishing and one guy fell out of the boat and never came back up. crews have been looking for that person. >>> for the first time in nearly four year, the unemployment rate dipped below 8%. according to new figures, the jobless rate fell from 8.1% down to 7.8% last month. the economy also added 114,000 jobs and that good news fueled a fantastic finish for the dow this afternoon. it closed out at 13610. it's good news for president obama. no president has been reelected or, should i say, since the depression, with unemployment above 8%. >>> but campaigning in virginia today, mitt romney says there is a reason unemployment sits at 7.8%. >> the reason it's come down is due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. and if you drop ou
CBS
Oct 24, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and if others wish to try to turn those words and somehow use them against me, again that's what's wrong with washington today. >> mitt romney's presidential campaign, however, quickly issued a statement saying it did not agree with mourdock's view but did not call for him to step out of the race as it did when todd akin said earlier this year, "legitimate rape rarely results in pregnancy." what do you think about mourdock's comments? does he deserve the condemnation or do you understand and perhaps even agree with him? share your thoughts in an e- mail through mcginty's mailbag, the address mailbag@wusa9.com or leave a comment on our wusa9 facebook page. >>> we've got an update on that louisiana woman who claimed three men set her on near and sprawled a racial slur on her car -- fire and sprawled a racial slur on her car. tonight her family is apologizing for what they say is her made up story. state police say forensic evidence shows moffitt set herself on fire and made up the story about the three men doing it, but they've not been able to speak with her because she's still in t
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
as they give it to us. >>> today the supreme court heard oral arguments in one of its most high profile affirmative action cases in years and the outcome could have a broad impact on colle admission practices all over. danielle nottingham with the latest from the supreme court. >> reporter: the main question here is can race be used as a factor in college admissions to achieve diversity? the supreme court took up this issue nine years ago and now the justices are giving it another look. abigail fisher saw her lawsuit against the university of texas argued before the supreme court wednesday. she sued the school four years ago claiming she did not get in partly because she is white. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> reporter: the university of texas uses factors including test scores, student activity and race to help pick its freshman class. lawyers for the university told the court the policy is necessary to improve diversity. >> most americans would like a day when we don't need to
CBS
Oct 17, 2012 7:00pm EDT
manhattan. he was arrested after trying to detonate the bomb. he is facing charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. he could face life in prison. cbs news, new york. >> continue to follow the story when we have the latest on 9news at 11:00. >> 35,000, that's how many people are out of work in the district and mayor gray says the businesses can help reduce that number if they can get a fair share of the billions spent around here on construction projects now underway. bruce johnson reports, part of the problem in the past has been corruption. >> the district nearly $1 billion city center development is going up in downtown. >> there will be mixed income housing, retail. >> the mayor chose the site to announce the small local businesses are now getting a big piece of the action. >> we believe by the time this is finished, experienced $195 million in opportunities on this project. >> so why make a big deal out of who works on this job? for starter, the unemployment rate is 9%. roughly 35,000 people who live in d.c. don't have jobs. that doesn't include the people who stoppe
CBS
Oct 16, 2012 7:00pm EDT
testified as an expert witness that the officers did use excessive force and they took on john mckenna. that incident took place in 2010 as students celebrated a basketball victory over duke. >>> a former educational aid at wilson high school who got pregnant by a teenager is now facing jail time. 30-year-old loni haggins pled guilty for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. the two met during the summer of 2010 and that relationship lasted through april of 2011. during that time, haggins had that teenager's baby. she'll be sentenced? december. she faces up to a year in december and has to register as a sex offender. >>> had a full face transplant. he is richard lee norris. he is 37 years old. he's from hillsville and now he can primarily eat through his mouth. he can also taste, he can smell, too. in march, he had his jaws, teeth, his tongue, and skin replaced after being injured in a gun accident back in 1997. he was quoted as saying, he is regaining his speech. now he can smile and show other facial expressions. >>> a pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
tomorrow's game because it's at 1:00. >> that's a shame. >> it's terrible. it's killing us. >> the start time for game four between the nats and cards is better. it's 4:00 thursday afternoon at nats park. >>> so, we wait 79 years for post season baseball in d.c. and the first game is played on a wednesday at 1:00 in the afternoon? are we being dissed by the major leagues? give me your pitch at mailbag@wusa9.com or hit up the wusa facebook page. >>> all right top. we're looking for some changes in the weather. are we going to get them? >> we're going to get them. the game forecast looks good. tomorrow morning may not look good, but by afternoon, almost perfect. let's start with the game forecast. by the time 1:00 rolls around, partly cloudy skies, temperatures mid to upper 60s. so, that's actually a pretty darn nice day for baseball considering we are in october, remember some of the games in baltimore were played in the 40s and 50s. we are getting a break. temperatures are cool. 61 downtown. 55 in gaithersburg. 59 in manassas. not as cool as last night, but still, a little below average.
CBS
Oct 22, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, new information on cervical cancer testing women need to know about. stay with us ? >>> a few minutes ago, this trailer of a semi truck burst into flames right behind the cvs. that truck was fully loaded with items for that cvs. it took firefighter as while to put it out. it doesn't look like anything on the truck was hazard does. if you are waiting for someone who takes wisconsin avenue, you will have to wait a little longer. it is all backed up? >>> tonight's health alert. brand new guidelines for women and tests for cervical cancer. suggest that women can wait 3 to 5 years between those checks. many medical groups long recommended a pap test every three years. that holds true for women age 22 to 39 but for healthy women ages -- causing hpv virus. if there are no problems, women can then wait five years for further screening. >>> love lee outside today. here is a live look. the sun has gone down. i think you will like the full forecast. plus why these scientists are off to jail for not predicting the future, interesting. >>> right after the break, a jogger is sexually aculte
CBS
Oct 23, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. >>> maryland's sixth congressional district. this is what the district used to look like and this is what it looks like now. it has parts of germantown and potomac and now registered democrats outnumber republicans there by more than 40,000. as bruce reports that means district six's long time congressman is facing a real battle to hold on to his job. and the man trying to take it is john delannie. >> reporter: john delannie, a wealthy entrepreneur, a democrat with the big house outside the district in potomac is trying to see bartlett. >> he is making things up, completely false stuff. >> reporter: they found mistreatment of seniors. bartlett, the republican is trying to turn his business background against him. >> these are not our words. >> i'm proud what my companies have done and all the jobs that we've created. >> reporter: bartlett has struggled with gasps. he said that federal student loans are against the constitution and suggested that is what led to the holocaust. >> if you ignore the constitution, and it will do something bad. >> reporter: and the democrats have tried to
CBS
Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. the gop said it fired smalltom the moment they learned it. >>> they will be allowed to use trayvon martin's school records and social media in court. the records show that if martin had violent tendencies. martin was suspended from school when zimmerman shot him. the neighborhood watch volunteer said he shot martin in self-defense. >>> most of you may be dry right now, not everybody is out of the woods just yet. erika? >> we have showers and periods of heavier rain moving through the d.c. and metro area. let's look at live doppler 9000. the heaviest rain to the north and east of the district itself. as we take a little bit of the closer view here, we see that moving through st. college park and areas in princegeorges county with the heaviest rainfall at the moment, but none of these showers are producing any severe reporting. so the winds are below 58 miles per hour. any hail is smaller than penny size. haven't seen anything too big, but there's reports of pea-size hail. it's that isolated area of thunderstorms that's moving through and in fact, some of this thunderstorm activity s
CBS
Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm EDT
tonight lots of prince's county police officers who fell behind us before hugging. . >> well, this is the second time that the prince george's county police officer has been killed in the car crash. as we mentioned back in august, the 23-year-old died when his patrol car struck a guardrail as he hurdled down i-95. >> the other big story we have been following all day, one man accused of trying to fire bomb the boston common mall -- at a ballston county mall. >> reporter: this cell phone video shows the suspect being captured by police with their guns drawn near the arlington county courthouse. he's put in handcuffs and dragged away by officers. putting an end to a panicked afternoon in arlington. >> there were many witnesses due to the fact it was the food court and a quick response by the police department that apprehended that subject. how many times do you see this when no one is in custody? this is a great victory. >> yes, and it reeked of gasoline. these were very strong powerful smells. that there is ass everywhere. they had a lot of people there pointing up towards the door. th
CBS
Oct 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
west virginia. so it's still with us. tonight though just some light showers. snow will county west of the divide. that will be accumulating snow. a little bit of snow mixed in, i think, with some of your showers between cumberland, maybe hagerstown. maybe close to smiths burg up in northern frederick county. the monokasi will crash tonight. moderate flooding. forecast to crest at 21.6. that is a forecast. point of rocks, forecast to crest at 22. that's 8:00 p.m. tomorrow night. moderate flooding there. move a little further south down the river, wisconsin avenue, cresting at 8.6. we think minor flooding. that will not crest until 2:00 on thursday morning. remember, all the rain that fell has to drape into the potomac basin and the further down the river you are, the later the flooding occurs. we're not looking at any flash flooding, but river flooding still a problem for the next day or so. back to you guys. >> on that very note, topper, the damage in alexandria last night nearly nonexistent. but right now officials are concerned about potentially dangerous flooding as the potomac
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
montgomery county schools there. we see bruce johnson getting ready to talk to us from rehoboth. you can see the whole list of school closings at www.wusa9.com. >> as you might imagine, all the flights at the local airports have been canceled until further notice, as has the vre, mark rail, amtrak train -- marc rail, amtrak trains and that's for tomorrow. we also know metro will not have service in the morning. they will reassess and decide later on when the subway and buses will start to run again, but as of now you should be at home. >> that's right. they're not going to make that decision to get them running again until they see what the weather brings. they are at the mercy of mother nature as they said. >> we all are, quite frankly, looking at some of the strongest winds beginning to move into the metro area. let's start with the wind gusts. so far we've had wind gusts 55 at national, down last hour to 51. don't let that fool you. winds will go up before they go down. wind gusts ocean city 47, boston 49, laguardia 53 miles per hour. we talked about this all weekend and even some
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
all those political signs that use to clog the virginia highways, there's a reason for that. they're not the anymore. lawmakers got rid of the exception with which to allow political signs along fairfax county highways. now no signs, not even political ones, are allowed along public roads. most of them seem to be following the law. >>> too many political signs. you get annoyed. >> it looks like a lot of chaos. >> they can cause sight distance problems, they are not safe, and it's costly to clean them up. >> springfield supervisor says he is hoping that fairfax county can reach an agreement that will allow the county to enforce the law. the fine, $100. >>> voters in pennsylvania will not need their photo id to cast a ballot. at least not this november. a judge blocked the law from going into effect on election day. opponents of the law say it would have unfairly prevented the elderly and minorities from voting. state officials have the option of appealing through the supreme court of the state. >>> well early voting now underway in ohio. it's the key battleground state in the election
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
editor is with me. you have a focus group outside the beltway to help us out. >> the correspondent organized a focus group in richmond, a half dozen people who are split parties and will talk to them and see when they sought. you're right, the judgment is who won? >> the big question among those voters must be, are any of them among the persuadeables? a small percentage out there. >> it's hard to tell how many people really are persuadeable at this point. for that matter, how many of our group are persuadeable. maybe they are. >> it will be interesting to watch. explain to folks how the fact checking will work tonight and how if they sign on to the website, they'll be able to understand what's going on. >> we'll be watching the debate like everyone else. we'll have staff picking lines and things that we think may be wrong. we'll be writing blurbs. someone said something that may not have been true. >> you have cpr for the facts. >> we hope we can revive it. thank you for your time. let's head back to anita in the studio. >> we will check back in with you in a little bit. you can wa
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
us involved in the news coverage every day it was a frightening time. >> they do have two suspects and they have an all points bulletin out for a white isuzu or mitsubishi. at any moment it felt like another random victim might be shot. today malvo says he was a monster. >> if you look up the definition, that's what a monster is. i was a ghoul. i was a thief. i stole people's lives. what do i tell the child who was waiting for his father to come home and dad never showed up? >> malvo also described in frank terms how he and mitt romney carried out their deadly -- muhammad carried out their deadly crime spree. >> my focus is on weaknesses, passengers, and whenever there was an opening i told him to shoot and it was just one rapid after another after another. >> muhammad became a father figure to malvo and offered consistency even though as malvo pointed out in his interview that consistency was madnes andrea mccarren, 9 news now. >> one of the most intriguing low pressure elements of -- elements of malvo is his statements. he said don't continue to let my actions make you a victim t
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 7:00pm EDT
weather smack down. while thousands of us could be in the darks for days and days this could be an opportunity for pepco to demonstrate it has learned a few things from the recent storms. >> reporter: neighbors and the utility company out here say they are bracing themselves for this frankenstorm. >> this is something that is going to come on our system and sit. >> reporter: pepco officials say tens or hundreds of thousands of people could be without power for an extended period of time. ceo tom grant says the warnings are here and this time they are listening. there we are taking it very seriously and we will respond appropriately. >> reporter: it's a different approach from the storm this smithery left people in the dark for days. >> we went down in the basement. >> reporter: now that a looming 100 year storm is in our forecast, these residents that are still rebounding are bracing themselves for another massive hit. frank learned from their response during the duration. >> it's very important. it's very important. we depend on electricity for so many things. to keep the food fro
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 7:00pm EDT
%, obama 47% and joining us now via the telephone to talk about this new polling and the numbers that have to be troubling for the obama campaign, susan page, usa today washington bureau chief. welcome. first is this still all about the president's poor showing in last week's debate? >> it's about, derek, his poor showing and romney's good one. you know, i think that pollsters on both sides of the political aisle tell us that that prompted some voters who were not friendly to romney to take a second look at him and that includes particularly some women voters. in this new swings states poll we have romney and obama even among women in the swing states monday those most likely to vote and that's a real change from before. >> yeah. that's a big deal because romney is still running ahead when it comes to men. the president was counting on women to make up the difference. now they are not, at least according to these numbers. what changed for them, do you think? >> we know that women tune in later to politics. women are inclined to tune in later to politics and they are more open to changing t
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
we're hoping i or someone else can do it for us tonight. 90 minutes before game time. the fans are already coming in right behind me here up here behind the dugout. you can see them starting to gather. they're bundling up with their gloves, hats and scarves, but they are ready for some serious action tonight. i should note i had a chance to sit in on the press conference with the cardinals manager. you know how excited we nats fans were last night. how are the cardinals feeling? not too bad. right now he says look, we don't need a new speech. we know how to come to the park. we've had losses about. it starts all over again tonight. let's bring in dave owens who has some experience with this sort of thing himself. >> reporter: it's interesting you talk about mike matheny there, derek, this is a cool, calm, collected veteran laden group just last year against the philadelphia phillies here in this very situation game five on the road against philadelphia. they came through and won the game on their way to the world series. so this group, the cardinals, they know how to get it done in
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
outside the commerce department on pennsylvania avenue. rescuers had to use a cherry picker to get them down. investigators say that the worker's safety harness may have saved their life. neither man was hurt. >>> fairfax police now calling on a missing high school senior, an endangered runaway. he was last seen on the school ground monday morning, but he did not go to class. and police they were back out at it this afternoon hoping to find some clues. they did find the car there earlier this week. the inside, a dunkin' donuts receipt dated less than an hour after he was last seen at school. >> we know that he's out there and we want him to, we want to know that he will be okay that we're going to get him home. >> fairfax police called his disappearance unusual. so far it is not suspicious. >>> police have now released the composite sketch for the man wanted for fondling at least five women in the springfield area. they believe that there could be more victims out there. if you think that you have been approached by this guy, call police right away. >>> tonight, the pool right in front
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
today is staying late to watch the debate with us and be with us at 9news at 11:00. we don't just want our viewers to watchous channel 9. we want that, but we -- watch us on channel 9. we want that, but we want you on facebook and twitter joining the conversation. here's what will happen tonight. once the debate starts usa today reporters will be live blogging what the candidates say. you can track that on www.wusa9.com and take part in conversations via our facebook page and twitter feeds. if you're not near a tv to watch the debate on channel 9, it will be live streamed on our website. then at 11:00 i'll be fact checking the debate with the usa today political team and checking back in with you, derek. it is going to be an exciting night. >> looking forward to it. thank you. >>> four people have to find somewhere else to sleep tonight because their home in olney has burned to the ground. the house is in the 4500 block of cannes avenue before a fire broke out today, that is, and completely destroyed it. it began inside and quickly spread. the red cross came to the rescue of the t
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
redskins radio when rg3 got knocked out of the game. >> used to call a ding, you know, and more of them happen in practice than in games than i can recall. >> nfl is being sued by players by not doing enough. >> the league is stricter with concussions than they have ever been before. >> grant paulson says he won't be back on the field until he is cleared by rules now in place. >> recalling numbers and different quizzes almost that they give you. you are in and out of a darkroom. they do something similar to what people go through medically. >> there are two issues. the first being rg3's concussion the second, when does rg3 get out of bounds and protect himself? >> this is his fifth game in the pro, he'll figure it out. >> as he watches the third and fourth quarter and sees his team lose, he isn't going to want to experience that again. >> he has to be on the field. >> no question. >> cross that white line, step over it. your value is being on the field. >> bruce johnson, 9news now. >> a lot of folks saw that one coming. former penn state football coach, jerry sandusky, will be sentenced
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